Major League Baseball Set to Return With Players Reporting to Training Camp July 1st

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VARIOUS CITIES, – MARCH 12: A detail of baseballs during a Grapefruit League spring training game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 12, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Many professional and college sports, including the MLB, are canceling or postponing their games due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The 2020 Major League Baseball season will begin July 23rd or July 24th with players set to report to training camp July 1st according to multiple reports.

After clearing all of the necessary hurdles to make an MLB season possible, the league will play a 60-game regular season leading into the playoffs and an official league schedule has yet to be released at this time.

Teams will play each division opponent 10 times during the course of the 60-game schedule while playing 20 inter league games.

Teams will be able to play games at home ballparks this season.

For the first time in MLB history there will be a DH in the National League.

For this season, a runner will begin extra innings on second base for each batting team.

Each club will begin with a 30-man roster and trim down to 28 after two weeks and 26 after four weeks.

The regular season will conclude by September 27th and players must be added to a big league roster by September 15th to be included on a postseason roster.

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